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Breathtaking Works of Art at San Antonio’s Most Overlooked Museum

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The San Antonio Museum of Art is an often-overlooked destination when tourists come to San Antonio. There are much larger museums with more popular attractions in the area, but when it comes to artistic diversity, SAMA is no underdog.

Breathtaking Works of Art at San Antonio's Most Overlooked Museum

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Some of their past exhibitions include “Heaven and Hell: Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism,” “Corita Kent and the Language of Pop,” and “The Latino List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.” All these exhibits are extremely diverse in their artistic areas.

Their Heaven and Hell exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, and more. It was inspired by Buddhism and its attraction due to the easy salvation promise from the Buddha of Western Paradise. The exhibition includes 70 works of art from India, Tibet, Korea, and more.

Breathtaking Works of Art at San Antonio's Most Overlooked Museum

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The Latino List exhibits photos that go along with a documentary produced by HBO that explores the Hispanic culture in America. Throughout Greenfield-Sanders’ career he has always been interested in the ideas of identity and community. His goal is to provoke questions about who people truly are and what defines them.

The Language of Pop exhibition of installations, screen-prints, and films were created by Corita Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita. Although her work was often shown to the public, she was overlooked because she was a woman and a nun. Her wish is that her art will inspire acceptance and hope in the hearts and minds of viewers.

Breathtaking Works of Art at San Antonio's Most Overlooked Museum
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These are just a few of many inspiring exhibitions The San Antonio Museum of Art has offered in the past. Some of their interesting upcoming exhibitions include “Becoming Jon Marin: Modernist Artist at Work,” which features watercolors based on urban crowds and Maine’s landscapes, and “Marilyn Lanfear,” featuring a wide range of art inspired by the artist’s personal family history in Texas.

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